Archbold Hosts Free Maternity Education Event

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Archbold Hosts Free Maternity Education Event

Excited. Anxious. Happy.

Expecting parents experience all of these emotions and more during pregnancy. And whether you're a first-time mom or an experienced parent, you know there are many new challenges ahead. But one way to ease anxiety about childbirth and parenthood is to learn more about it.

The Archbold Maternity Center is hosting From Bump to Baby, a maternity and infant care educational event Saturday, January 28 from 9am to noon in the hospital’s Williams Auditorium. The Archbold Maternity Center, along with local physician practices and vendors, will have educational booths that expectant parents can benefit from. Education will include breastfeeding, couplet care, prenatal care and nutrition, safe sleep, car seat safety, comfort measures during labor, and more.

“Adding a new member to your family is certainly exciting, but it can be a very confusing time for expectant parents, too,” said Whitney Sampson, nurse manager of the mother/baby unit at Archbold. “From what to expect during labor, to how to care for your little one when they arrive, there are so many things new parents need know. From Bump to Baby will provide the resources expecting parents need to be prepared for their newest family members impending arrival.”

From Bump to Baby is free and open to the public. Big sisters and brothers are encouraged to come to the family friendly event to learn how to help care for their new family member. Refreshments will be served, and door prizes will be given to those in attendance.

“We’re passionate about preparing our expectant families as much as possible before and after delivery,” said Michelle Palmer, Archbold’s labor and delivery nurse manager. “We’re excited to share with the community all that Archbold’s Maternity Center has to offer, and other resources that are available to help when welcoming their new family member to the world.”

For more information on Bump to Baby, call the Archbold Maternity Center at 229. 228-2808.